Disease-modifying therapies are the cornerstone of any effective MS treatment plan. But with more than 20 approved prescription medications available today, the choices can seem overwhelming. People living with MS have questions -- Do you start out with a safe but less effective medication, or do you hit MS hard with a high-efficacy drug that may carry more risks? When is the right time to consider switching medications, and how do you have that conversation with your neurologist? Do things like other health conditions affect which disease-modifying therapy you're on? And what about aging? My guest is Dr. Scott Newsome, an Associate Professor of Neurology, and Director of Neurosciences Consultation and Infusion Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Newsome also serves as the Co-Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Experimental Therapeutics Program at Johns Hopkins. And I'm devoting this entire episode of RealTalk MS to taking a deep-dive into disease-modifying therapies with Dr. Newsome. We'll also give you the details about two major events taking place this week -- the MSVirtual2020 conference and the Keep Moving Forward
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RealTalk MS Episode 158 Hosted By: Jon Strum Guests: Dr. Scott Newsome